Monthly Archives: December 2013

Mind Over Matter

I’ve always been captivated by the promise of mind over matter. Like many kids, I loved the idea of having magical powers, whether to read and control other minds, become invisible, or fly—to name just a few. I loved fantasy … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice 2013: Letting Go

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on. –Havelock Ellis Today the sun stands still (sol-stice means sun-stopped) at the southernmost point of its journey—the Tropic of Capricorn—before heading northward again. For a … Continue reading

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A Deliciously Naughty Tirade (in Lieu of Sunday School)

The friend who sent me this quote (from a review of Donna Leon’s My Venice and Other Essays) wryly introduced it thus, “It raises an Oedipal question as to whether self-knowledge is too painful to live with . . . … Continue reading

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The Flow (and Ebb) of Sleep

That sleeping well plays a vital part in a good and happy life has been understood for about as long as human beings have been understanding things. A recent article in the New York Times underscores this connection between sleeping … Continue reading

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